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Significance of 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments

The 13th Amendment went through a number of significant constitutional processes and stages before finally gaining a place in the United States Constitution as it is today. For example Senate actually passed the Amendment on April 8, 1864 but it was not until January 31, 1865 that the House would also pass it (Wagner, 2006). Even with this, actual adoption of the 13th Amendment came to fruition on December 6, 1865. The 14th Amendment also went through similar roads of constitutional wrangling before it would finally be adopted on July 9, 1868. For instance there was the fierce contention of most parts of the Amendment, especially by states in the South, causing the rectification of the Amendment before it reached…